Stroud Town Council has been recognised for its high standard of work serving the local community.
It received the Local Council Award from the National Association of Local Councils.
Alison Robinson, Chief Executive Officer Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils, presented the award to the Town Council.
“The award is testimony to the excellent work that councils, such as Stroud, are doing. It instils in the community that you are doing a good job.”
Town Mayor Kevin Cranston said the award is due to the incredible efforts of the clerk and staff.
“With the increasing pressure of local councils, as a result of financial restraints, the Town Council has decided to take on a larger role in the community,” he said.
“Such projects as the Neighbourhood Development Plan, the review of the Subscription Rooms and the transfer of community assets from the district council has meant that we have increased the workload of town council staff.
“Accordingly we have expanded the team and we have a dynamic group of individuals who are all committed to serving the community and take pride in delivering high quality projects for the benefit of the town and residents.”
The Town Council is now working toward the highest level, the Quality Gold Award.